Rocky Hill Opposes New Nursing Home

The state will hold an informational meeting Dec. 20 on the proposal for a nursing home for prisoners and the mentally ill.


Officials here are opposing a plan for a 95-bed nursing home that would house elderly prisoners and the mentally ill.

The plan by the iCare Management nursing home chain for the facility at 60 West St., is being opposed by the Town Council, which will meet with its lawyer in a private session next week to discuss the proposal, according to the Hartford Courant.

The plan is being backed by the state's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, which would license the facility and hopes to see it open by February, the Courant reports.

Because of mounting concern here, however, the agency has planned a public meeting on the plan for Dec. 20. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Rocky Hill High School Auditorium.

The site of the proposed nursing home is in a residential neighborhood, the Courant reports.

Jaclyn Farnham December 13, 2012 at 04:31 AM
At least update the title - no one would oppose a normal new nursing home. This is a nursing home prison facility.
Heather Turner December 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Completely agree with Jaclyn, this should be on the front page daily and in every daily email until the meeting. I don't want this just a few miles from where I live. I understand the state will save quite a bit of money by doing this, but what reassurance, if any, are residents going to have that we aren't going to have parolees and the mentally ill roaming around in our backyards.
Harry December 14, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Sooo, 95 prisoners which could include murders, rapists, sex offenders and just plain old crazies... Hmmm, what happened in this area 12/13 at approx 8:30pm? Ohhh a shooting, women shot in the stomach and chest, THANKfully she will be ok.. Shooter found dead. BUT, what about the residents of the condo who were held hostage for 3 hours and had to hide laying low on there floors. Was this just a drill of things to come? It was ONE nut case last night and now the State thinks it's a great idea to house 95 people that could potentially perform the same exact act? If last night doesn't stop this insane idea, nothing will... As for the state saving money, this is nothing. How about the STATE STOPPING its 100's of MILLIONS in corp welfare programs.. How much money has Dan Malloy WASTED on this project.. So it's ok for Dano to hand out TAX dollars and the way he makes up for it is have prisoners move into residential areas????
Jaclyn Farnham December 14, 2012 at 05:29 PM
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/NoPrisonersInOurBackyardsRH
George December 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM
"The State also put a prison in Newton, and today there is something unfolding there." Are you actually implying that what happened today in Newtown is the result of the prison that was built there more than 20 years ago?
Jaclyn Farnham December 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
George, as a Town employee (yes, some do know your true identity), you really shouldn't be posting on Patch... Was it you behind this prison facility?, because the former Gov. announced this week on his show that someone had to know about this at town hall. A resident of Newton visited the No Prisoners Facebook page and they are always on alert because of the prison there. You are a piece of work. I don't know how you can live with some of the bad decisions you have make on behalf of the good citizens of Rocky Hill.
Harry December 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Anyone have any updates on the meeting that took place last night? Behind closed door meeting with the town attorney????


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